4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2013 6:19 PM by Bf109
miku610 Level 1 (0 points)

I just recieved my 15" Retina Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz 8GB RAM GT 650m 1024mb, and it is extremely sluggish when resizing windows, or even launching apps. Its bad enough that it will take 2 seconds some times to see the window move a little bit after attempting to resize it. I haven't installed anything on it so far, I've done all the automatic updates, including the SMC fix for retina displays, ran the Apple hardware scan, and nothing has given me any hints on what gives. I've read other reviews that people have had issues with the retina models being slow when it comes to the interface, and I'm tempted to send my retina model back, in place of the regular Macbook Pro. Any suggestions, or is my plan to replace it my only option if I want a well performing machine?

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 (57,297 points)

    You have 14 days to return the computer w/no questions asked.  Plus you have 90 days of FREE phone tech support on top of your standard 1 year warranty unless you also purchased AppleCare which gives you an additional 2 years of coverage plus FREE phone support.


    Strongly suggest that you take FULL advantage of the above before it runs out.  Let Apple deal w/the problems.













  • Bf109 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro Retina and have not experienced the issues that you have described. What resolution do you typically use as that can have an jmpact on performance?

  • miku610 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use the "Best for Retina Display" option thats default. I have even turned off the the automatic graphics switching, and it is still stitchy.

  • Bf109 Level 1 (15 points)

    I would definitely get that checked out then.